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Recommended Audience: Teens, Parents and Youth Leaders

Welcome and Thank you

SKYE’S THE LIMIT FOUNDATION 

APRIL 27 – MAY 1, 2020 

(Free Admission, Donations Appreciated)


TRAUMA-INFORMED CARE ADVOCACY PROJECT, A CALL FOR ACTION: 



“WHAT CAN WE DO AS A COMMUNITY TO BE BETTER INFORMED AND PREPARED TO HELP THOSE LIVING WITH TRAUMA, OR TO SIMPLY HELP OUR COMMUNITY BECOME TRAUMA AWARE AND INFORMED?” 


Presenters

"Ever wonder why THEY act in such annoying ways?"

"Ever wonder why THEY act in such annoying ways?"

"Ever wonder why THEY act in such annoying ways?"

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Dr. Rhoton

CEO of the Arizona Trauma Institute  

"breathing for resilience"

"Ever wonder why THEY act in such annoying ways?"

"Ever wonder why THEY act in such annoying ways?"

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Kerri Zelman 

Roaring Run Studio

Yoga and Massage Therapy in State College, Pennsylvania | TriYoga Central Pennsylvania Yoga Teacher in Boalsburg, Pennsylvania

Intersection of trauma, Mindfulness and Art Therapy

"Ever wonder why THEY act in such annoying ways?"

Intersection of trauma, Mindfulness and Art Therapy

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Margaret Beresford

Art Therapist 

Founder of Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona

 

FILM SCREENINGS: “RESILIENCE” AND “PAPER TIGERS”

"RESILIENCY AFTER TRAUMA:  INDIVIDUAL, FAMILY, AND COMMUNITY FACTORS"

Intersection of trauma, Mindfulness and Art Therapy

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James Redford's best selling documentaries

2015 (NR) 162 min.

Grade Levels:  High School, Higher Education, Continuing Studies.  

"RESILIENCY AFTER TRAUMA:  INDIVIDUAL, FAMILY, AND COMMUNITY FACTORS"

"RESILIENCY AFTER TRAUMA:  INDIVIDUAL, FAMILY, AND COMMUNITY FACTORS"

"RESILIENCY AFTER TRAUMA:  INDIVIDUAL, FAMILY, AND COMMUNITY FACTORS"

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Molly Countermine, Ph.D. 

Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Penn State's University Park campus

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DR. Rhoton

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“Ever Wonder Why THEY act in such annoying ways?"

Day one: 4/27, 11am ET / 8am AZ time (3hrs)  Dr. Rhoton


Dr. Robert Rhoton, CEO of the Arizona Trauma Institute will be introducing an easy to grasp overview of the science of trauma, toxic stress and adversity.  In this 3-hour presentation on the impact of trauma’s far reaching affects you will find practical and useful tools for better communication, and relationships.  Early life trauma, toxic stress and adversity impact the brain and nervous system, and even genetic expression.  Understanding the basics of the body’s threat/stress response and the predictable responses will help increase compassion for others and enhance empathy in our interactions with family, school and work. 


Outline:

  • Starting with the body, not emotions and behavior
  • Correct responses that are annoying
  • How the body self corrects
  • See emotions, thinking and behavior as biological responses
  • Practical grasp of what should be happening
  • How to increase personal resilience

Kerri Zelmoon

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“BREATHING FOR RESILIENCE”

Day Two:  4/28, 6:30pm ET / 3:30 AZ time (1hr.)  Kerri Zelman


Kerri Zelman of Roaring Run Studio will be guiding us on simple breathing and meditation practices to support mental health and resilience.  

Margaret Beresford

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INTERSECTION OF TRAUMA, MINDFULNESS AND ART THERAPY

Day Three: 4/29,  4:30pm ET / 1:30 AZ time (1.5 hrs) Margaret Beresford, Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona


Margaret Beresford will demonstrate how self-expression through visual art can enhance your mindfulness and aid in trauma resolution.  


Materials needed:  three, 8x11,  sheets of paper, coloring pencils, crayons or paint...  colored pens.. markers

Margaret Beresford is a Registered and Board Certified Art Therapist, a Licensed Professional Counselor and Counseling Supervisor. She began working in the mental health field in 1988, and has worked with a variety of populations and ages over the years. She is the Founder of Free Arts for Abused Children of AZ and recently became their Alumni Support Liaison helping youth transitioning out of the system to independence. She is a strong believer in the healing effects of the arts for all ages and art ability or lack there of. She has significant experience in working with traumatized individuals and was clinical director for clients with serious mental illness for 15 years. She is currently employed part time with Family Service Agency as a counselor and is in the process of building a private practice focused on helping people resolve trauma through counseling, neurofeedback and art therapy. 

Contact info: Mindscape Wellness, LLC, 4545 N. 36th Street, Suite 117, Phoenix, AZ 85018  602-509-5771


Reslience

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FILM SCREENINGS: “RESILIENCE” AND “PAPER TIGERS”

Day Four: 4/30, 6:30pm ET / 3:30 AZ time (3hrs) Director, James Redford's best selling documentaries

2015 (NR) 162 min.


Featuring:  Jim Sporleder, Brooke Bouchey, Erik Gordon, Kelsey, Gustavo, Steven, Dianna, Aron, Eternity;Nadine Burke Harris, Jack Shonkof, Robert Anda, Vincent Felitti, Laura Lawrence, David Johnson, Laura Porter, Victor Carrion, Alice Forrester


Synopsis: 

"PAPER TIGERS follows a year in the life of an alternative high school that has radically changed its approach to disciplining its students. RESILIENCE dives into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the birth of a new movement to treat and prevent Toxic Stress" - EDU TUGG.com

Grade Levels:  High School, Higher Education, Continuing Studies.  

(Discussion to follow) 

Molly Countermine

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"RESILIENCY AFTER TRAUMA:  INDIVIDUAL, FAMILY, AND COMMUNITY FACTORS"

Day Five:  05/01, 6:30pm ET / 3:30 AZ time(1.5/2hrs) Keiko Ratcliffe introducing Special Guest Molly Countermine - Presentation and Discussion 


Keiko Ratcliffe is the mother of Skye Gina Pilato and Founder of Skye’s the Limit Foundation. She will introduce what compelled her on this journey to help prevent trauma-related loss through  Trauma-Infomred Care and Awareness.  


Molly Countermine, Ph.D.,  is an Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Penn State's University Park campus.  Her classes are among the most popular at Penn State, with students praising her teaching style as engaging and interactive, and former students recommending her classes to others for their "real-life" value.  Molly teaches her students about what it means to live a life of flourishing and thriving, not just simply a life of surviving, and how to implement those practices in their own lives.  In this presentation, Molly will focus on factors that influence outcomes in children and adolescents who have experienced trauma, and how their families and communities can best support them in their journey of resilience.  

Help Our Cause

OUR MISSION is to prevent Trauma Related Loss by building resiliency and empowering our youth, families and communities, through trauma informed care, education and enrichment activities and to provide scholarships to students majoring in nursing.  

OUR ACTIVITIES include coordinating and advocating for Trauma Informed Care Awareness and Education for parents, individuals and organizations, Kayaking Empowerment Outings, Self-healing Initiatives and Retreats, Collaborative Art Projects and Awarding Scholarships. 

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OUR PARTNERS

Thank you, Partners and Donors for making this possible!

The Mariner Fund, a Donor Advised Fund of the Signatry
Arizona Community Foundation, COVID-19 Community Response Fund